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Accelerated Outsourcing
Chief financial officers (CFOs) and procurement directors want to speed up and simplify the outsourcing provider selection process, to reduce costs and gain

procurement directors  financial officers (CFOs) and procurement directors want to speed up and simplify the outsourcing provider selection process, to reduce costs and gain benefits sooner. Here are key issues you should consider when fast-tracking the process of scoping and negotiating a sourcing transaction. Collaboration and interaction are key to shortening the process while still achieving your end goal. Find out more. Read More
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor
The merger of traditional brick-and-mortar manufacturer Illinois Tool Works with Internet-based Click Commerce is puzzling, but has some method to the madness

procurement directors  on low-cost international materials procurement, and heavy market reliance on vendor- or supplier-managed inventory programs to control costs all require a solid infrastructure for coordinating the extended supply network (see What Does the Future Hold for PRM? ). Furthermore, traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems tend not to provide the visibility and control required to efficiently manage and synchronize extended business processes, resulting in excess operating costs and poor customer Read More
'New' Lawson Software's Transatlantic Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Intentions
The recent merger of Lawson Software and Intentia, two vendors of similar size, but servicing different markets, will complement each other to become the

procurement directors  resource (HR), retailing and procurement management applications in health care, retail, education, government, banking, insurance and other non-manufacturing verticals (see Lawson's Approach to the Retail Market ). The Intentia Application Suite (formerly known as Movex ) is a hardcore industrial (manufacturing- and distribution-oriented) extended- enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, with specific focus on fashion and apparel (style), food and beverage, wholesale distribution, and asset-intensive Read More
FreeMarkets’ Surprise Acquisition of Adexa Leaves Many Heads Shaking
The direct sourcing vendor’s move may have adverse side effects for investors and customers.

procurement directors  supply chain,purchasing consultants,procurement companies,purchasing consultant,purchasing software,manufacturing scheduling software,supply chain consultants,supply chain consultant,supply chain companies,procurement software,sourcing company,logistics consulting,purchasing consulting,supply chain white paper,supply chain optimization software Read More
iProcess.sct Enters Golden Gate Opportunity
SCT Corporation is selling its Process Manufacturing and Distribution Solutions Division to two California-based investors. SCT is thus joining the fray of

procurement directors  as forecasting, inventory management, procurement, formula and process management, and customer order management. Customers of the company's iProcess business solution are leading manufacturers, including Godiva , Horizon Organic , Valvoline , Bristol-Myers Squibb / Mead Johnson , Coca Cola Fountain USA , Eastman Kodak , Miller Brewing Company , Molson , GlaxoSmithKline , The Kroger Company and Safeway . On the other hand, the sale of the process manufacturing software division is just one in a series Read More
Let’s Be Frank: It Was A Very Good Quarter For E-Procurement
The word 'profitability': is being bandied about as some e-procurement vendors show continued growth.

procurement directors  Very Good Quarter For E-Procurement Let’s Be Frank: It Was A Very Good Quarter For E-Procurement D. Geller - November 13, 2000 Event Summary Financial announcements from the end of their most recent quarters had a number of e-procurement vendors singing happily. Figures 1 and 2 both show the revenues for four leading pure-play companies: Ariba (NASDAQ: ARBA) Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLRS) Commerce One (NASDAQ: CMRC) Purchase Pro (NASDAQ: PPRO) Figure 1 also shows the percentage increase over the Read More
Epicor Picks Clarus' Bargain At The Software Flea Market Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations
The wealth of product names and a still somewhat unwieldy slew of products, presents sales and marketing confusion for Epicor, both internally and externally

procurement directors  Clarus' installed base of procurement customers, and it has been engaged in reselling Clarus' procurement product for more than two years. Epicor believes the acquisition should enable it to leverage its experience in procurement and sourcing, its integration expertise, as well as its .NET architecture to deliver an expanded suite of supplier relationship management (SRM) capabilities as part of its enterprise suite offering or as stand-alone offering. Nevertheless, the job of gaining traction will by no Read More
The Hidden Gems of the Enterprise Application Space
Given ever-shorter product life cycles and companies' ever-increasing reliance on third parties to increase customer satisfaction, the need for some form of

procurement directors  through ensuring sourcing and procurement of all materials (indirect and direct) and services for the organization in a more strategic, streamlined, efficient, and cost-effective way. Owing to ever increasing deployment of outsourcing, virtual manufacturing, contract manufacturing, vendor managed inventory (VMI) and many other modern manufacturing concepts due to increased global competition and the need for enterprises to focus on their core competencies, enterprises are often spending over 50 percent Read More
Driving New Efficiencies in the Indirect Supply Chain: Procurement and Logistics Strategies for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies
In a challenging economy, many companies focus cost-cutting on direct materials and capital spending rather than maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO

procurement directors  the Indirect Supply Chain: Procurement and Logistics Strategies for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies In a challenging economy, many companies focus cost-cutting on direct materials and capital spending rather than maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies (also known as indirect materials). But an alternate concept allows you to implement lean processes to create a high-efficiency MRO outsource model. Find out how it offers greater visibility and promotes continuous improvement along Read More
Remedy Plots A Course To Travel And Expense Capabilities
Remedy further extends the capabilities of its self-service e-procurement application with Necho’s travel and entertainment expense product.

procurement directors  Java solution that supports procurement and T&E cards, foreign tax and VAT reporting, security features that include the use of SSL (secure socket layer) protocols and proprietary database encryption, and a rich language for defining and validating workflow rules. Remedy has extensive experience with workflow-based products (see Remedy Corporation: Poised for a Comeback? ), ranging from its traditional help desk product through its most recent employee self-service products such as Purchasing@Work and Read More
Realizing More Savings with Oracle Procurement Cloud
Smarter spend management is lacking in most organizations, largely due to the tools being used to manage their procurement processes. Learn about best-of-breed

procurement directors  More Savings with Oracle Procurement Cloud Smarter spend management is lacking in most organizations, largely due to the tools being used to manage their procurement processes. Learn about best-of-breed functionality, combined with cloud and native connectivity, that helps businesses automate and standardize processes on both the strategic and transactional sides of procurement. Read More
ERP for School Districts RFI/RFP Template
Financials,Human Resources, Payroll, Procurement, Product Technology

procurement directors  Template Financials,Human Resources, Payroll, Procurement, Product Technology Read More
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

procurement directors  cost structure -- making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their performance on this important upstream supply chain activity, both for indirect or support items and, increasingly, for materials that are direct components of the products and services that businesses make and sell. As in many areas of e-commerce, the wide variety of Read More
i2 Buys RightWorks, Deals Blow To Ariba, Manugistics
i2 buys e-procurement vendor RightWorks as it and old supply chain rival Manugistics increasingly find themselves fending off new challengers. Shared adversity

procurement directors  successful vendor of direct/indirect procurement software and trading exchanges that, in addition to enhanced functionality, gives i2 a foothold in non-core verticals (healthcare, financial services). i2 expects to offer an integrated solution within the next 60 to 90 days and hints that a deeper level of integration will arrive in future TradeMatrix releases. Manugistics will have to find another partner for e-procurement now that its alliance with RightWorks is essentially at an end. For the greater Read More

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